Tour de France Day 12 Results: Peter Sagan wins Stage 11
Peter Sagan won stage 11 of Tour de France as defending champion Chris Froome extended his overall lead in the event on Wednesday. Sagan finished with a timing of 3:26:23 and won a sprint after he, his teammate Maciej Bodnar (Tinkoff) and Froome of Team Sky and Geraint Thomas launched an attack late in the race towards the ending, in the 162.5km stage from Carcassonne to Montpellier.
Froome collected a six-point bonus for his second place finish as he finished six seconds clear of the peloton. He leads Adam Yates by 28 seconds and Nairo Quintana by 35 seconds after stage 11 of the Tour. Sagan’s Tinkoff teammate Maciej Bodnar finished third in the race, followed by team Katusha’s Alexander Kristoff in fourth and Christophe Laporte of team Cofidis in fifth positions respectively.
Sagan's win saw him add 50 points to his tally in the green jersey classification and he now leads Cavendish by 90 points and looks certain to win a fifth successive title.
“It was something crazy that happened,” says the stage winner. “Froomey and Geraint came with us when we attacked and I told them we were too strong. Crazy winds! Crazy winds! Crazy winds! For the last 15 kilometres it was crazy. You can’t just plan that. Crazy! Crazy!” I’m not sure what he’s on about, but he’s quite happy. It seems like he can’t quite believe the teams of the sprinters let them get away with it.
High winds in Provence have resulted in the cancellation of Thursday’s planned finish on top of Mont Venoux. Stage 12 of the race will now finish several kilometres down the mountain, at Chalet Reynard.
|1||Peter Sagan (Tinkoff)||1|
|2||Chris Froome (Team Sky)||2|
|3||Maciej Bodnar (Tinkoff)||3|
|4||Alexander Kristoff (Katusha)||4|
|5||Christophe Laporte (Cofidis)||5|